Leaving No One Behind

Identifying and monitoring vulnerable groups

Through the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda goal on water (SDG 6), it has become clear that the goals are not going to be reached without a concerted effort to identify the vulnerable and marginalised people, and those that are currently not being served. Our refined methodology can be tailored to identify these gaps in institutional, legal and policy frameworks.  The recommendations that derive from this process provide a road map for governments to start identifying, monitoring, and finding solutions to supply these people with improved water and sanitation services.

Waterlex is also launching a campaign on Leaving No One Behind in partnership with the UN-Water Task Force on this topic, which commences in August with a series of events on Ecosystem Balance and Human Rights at World Water Week in Stockholm. This partnership with OHCHR and IDB, also includes several other partners that are working with us on thematic programmes, such as SIWI and UNDP-CapNet on indigenous peoples; Caritas, and Women for Water Partnership on Women and Children; and UNHCR and IOM on Refugees and Migrants.

Next year, WaterLex is partnering with IWRA to develop a new high level summit on Leaving No One Behind to encourage investment and research into this difficult topic of identifying and monitoring vulnerable groups.